Analog (adjective)

  1. Relating to or using signals or information represented by a continuously variable physical quantity such as spatial position, voltage, etc.
  2. Similar or equivalent to something else in function or form.

Origin:

Mid 17th century: from greek analogos "proportionate, having a common ratio", from ana- "upon" + logos "ratio".

Examples:

  1. The analog signal was converted to digital format.
  2. Analog watches are becoming less common because of digital watches.
  3. The analog circuit was replaced by a digital circuit.
  4. Analog recording uses a continuous signal to record sound.
  5. The analog computer was replaced by a digital computer.
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